You may have read last Friday’s story in the New York Times about the city’s dysfunctional high school admissions process. “The Department of Education’s dizzying, byzantine system for students to select a public high school left a total of 8,239 — about 10 percent of the city’s eighth graders — shut out of all their choices, and their parents feeling inadequate, frustrated and angry,” reporter Liz Robbins wrote.
These kinds of horror stories are enough to strike fear into the heart of any parent. But help may be on the way. Tonight, the Educational Alliance is sponsoring a high school application seminar. If you have a 6th or 7th grader, it’s definitely not too early to start planning for the future.
The seminar will be held from 6:15-8:00 p.m., at P.S. 140, 123 Ridge Street. The event will help you:
Feel prepared to begin the high school application process
Know how to focus your search to make decisions that are best for you
Understand what to expect during the application process, including important steps and timelines
Gather helpful internet and community resources to continue the process
Childcare will be provided and there will be a raffle with prizes.